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Art Factory Reviews

Piedras 545, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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502 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Maybe the bathrooms can be best. Los baños pueden mejorar.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We didn't feel comfortable, too noisy, too much people. Not our kind of hostels, it definitively suits lots of people, but not us. We also had the feeling to annoy the front desk people when we were asking for informations (that's probably the main reason why we have a bad impression of our stay). The bar people were nice though. Our room was next to the bar with no windows, not the best room to stay in. Good point and it has to highlighted: the breakfast was really good and generous.


Great hostel good prices bar and excellent chef, highly recommend the asado! The rooms were great and the roof top is a great place to spend a lazy day in the sun.


Everything was good here, just a slight lack of kitchen equipment and no place to eat at if it is raining!


One of the best hostels I've ever stayed. For me, it was perfect because I was on my own and Art Factory has a great bar and terrace, so we have opprtunities to talk with lots of travellers. The pizza in the bar is delicious and the staff is very helpful. The showers and toilets could be more spacious and some rooms could have more ventilation, but in the end the price is fair and real travellers won't bother. I highly recommend it. It was a great stay!


Dirty, noisy and staff not so friendly, as said. There is certainly better hostels in BA.


The staff here were the best - we stayed here again on our return to BA. Great location and excellent info to explore the city. Rooms were good size and clean etc. The private bathroom wasn't great though - preferred sharing the better one. Breakfast pretty good - they'll even cook you eggs so it's not just bread.


It is located in San Telmo which is perfect as you can get everywhere. We were there at Winter time and the hostel was quite quiet. It wasn't easy getting in touch with others- especially Latin American people preferred spending time with each other. High season starts in September. The hostel itself offers many opportunities (BBQ, free city tour,pub crawl... etc) which are fun. The kitchen isn't well equipped. Breakfast was ok. (juice,bread,jelly,coffee,tea,scrambled eggs,cornflakes)


Amazing staff! Everybody was so nice and so helpful, they all recommended the best and coolest activities.


The good- great breakfast (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice) with scrambled egg and you just need to ask the kitchen staff. Nice and quiet but provides activities upstairs like BBQ, tango lessons etc. The only thing I didn't like very much was the staff, I asked them a few questions like the ferry to Uruguay etc and I feel like the staff aren't informative enough because I had a few problems with the website and the area where the hostel is, they don't know much like cost of laundry etc.


The best staffs ! I'm Brazilian and easy to speak portuguese or English with me! Everything was good . Ps: I went with mom and sister , both more olders than me. They really liked!! My room was realy worm ! Fantastic ! Just one thing not too good is the kitchen a little dirt all the time some noises too .


Really cool hostel. Some of the male toilets could do with updating but aside from that would highly recommend.


Great hostel with great set up, but poor atmosphere due to people being spread out in different common areas. Quite cliquey with not much interaction between groups. This might be due to the large size of the hostel and people being so spread out at breakfast too. There were evening activities available but not publicised enough to get people involved. Could be a great hostel as it has all the facilities there and lots of potential.


Eggs for breakfast included! Big thumbs up for that. Great atmosphere and the staff are fantastic. Some of the bathrooms are a little small but nothing to really complain about!


Staff was very friendly, especially the guy who is at the reception in the morning (I didn't ask his name). Breakfast is fine and the whole hostel was very clean. Very comfy and clean beds and hot showers. If your room isnt the one close to the bar, you'll have a good night of sleep, otherwise, get ready for all the noise that comes from the bar. The kitchen is very small considering how big the hostel is. There werent enough pans and plates for everybody to cook. But I'd stay with them again


Good hostel in a good location. Breakfast was pretty good too.


This is a great hostel, good location, nice staff and I met some really cool people there. The only thing that caused me bother was the toilet situation: there is 1 large bathroom on the 1st floor and some other cubicles. Luckily, I never had to use the cubicles, as the big bathroom was always available, but I imagine your stuff would get soaked if you tried to take a shower in them. Also toilets were really cramped, kinda dirty too. No big complaints, I enjoyed the hostel and had a great time!


Awesome hostel, in the wonderful San Telmo neighborhood (imo a much better area to stay than El Centro or Recoleta) Beautiful and spacious old building, nice beds and super friendly staff. They serve eggs with breakfast if you ask. Staff puts on a lot of good events, and there is a great rooftop terrace to chill on. Fantastic atmosphere, would definitely stay again.


we stayed in the double room with the cow painting and it was very damp and smelled alot, the shower was held together by a plastic bag!!!! the room was very big and was fine other then the damp. You had a small heater which helped as its a big old building and gets cold at night. The staff were lovely, the bar was nice and had a good vibe and you could not hear the noise although other guests arriving home was extremely noisy it echo somethinh on every night and you could not hear the noise


I really recommand this hostel. Very nice location, helpful staff, nice terrace, good breakfast. Not very clean and very noisy but it's really easy to make new friends !

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